WELCOME TO UFIT PRE-NATAL
The UFIT Prenatal Program
About UFIT Clinic and Prenatal
Recently pregnant? Confused by all the conflicting information out there? Worried about keeping fit, healthy and happy over the next nine months? This is the Program for You.
Join us on a 6-week program where we educate you on the best nutritional plan for you and your baby, the do’s-and-do-not’s of exercising while pregnant, the physical changes taking place in your body, and how to remain mentally prepared as you count down the days to your big day.
At UFIT, our aim is to cut through the myths and the confusion. Over 6 weeks, we will provide you with 6 educational workshops to answer all your questions and more. Our aim is to give you the facts from our experts in nutrition, psychology, exercise, and physiotherapy, so that you feel empowered to make the best decisions for you and your baby.
In addition, knowing that a healthy mind is a healthy body, we have an “Introduction to Meditation” course for new mums, to help you find some inner calm and perspective in this sometimes stressful period of your life.
Fitness and health is always at the top of our agenda, so on top of the 6 educational workshops, we will also be providing you with a weekly workout with either our experienced Ante-Natal Yoga teacher or one of our qualified Ante-Natal Personal Trainers.
Finally, the UFIT community is our biggest strength, and we will be looking to create this community for new mums to ask questions, offer support, and encourage each other as you embark on this exciting new chapter in your life. By joining this program, you will become part of this community.
6 Week Prenatal Program
As always with UFIT, we will also keep you fit, healthy and strong with group exercise classes tailor-made for pregnant women.
All this and more, heres what's included in your program:
- Weekly seminars with experts from Nutrition, Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, and Psychology to educate and answer your questions on what is best for you, for your body, and your baby on your Pre-Natal journey.
- Weekly group exercise classes led by our experienced team of physios, yoga teachers, and trainers.
- One free PT session with an Ante-Natal qualified trainer.
- A four week ‘Introduction to Meditation’ program to help you keep calm and focussed as you approach your due date.
- An online support group
- One free Pelvic floor muscle assessment with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist
Date: Each Saturday from 2 August 2017 for 6 weeks
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Cost: $499 (for 6 weeks)
Location: UFIT Clinic and UFIT one-north (dates to be confirmed).
The workshops are an opportunity for you to learn, to ask questions of our experts, and to discuss with your fellow attendees your own experiences. We encourage as much interaction as possible!
Session 1: The Changing Body in Pregnancy
Our pre-natal specialist physiotherapist Kelly will explain the physical changes that are taking place in your body and how to manage pregnancy related aches and pains. She will also explain the importance of training your pelvic floor during pregnancy, why it is important, and how to do it effectively.
Session 2: Eating Well for you and Your Baby
In this first workshop with our nutritionist we discuss the important nutrition guidelines you should be following to keep both yourself and your baby in the healthiest place possible. We also discuss which foods to avoid, and you can finally find out why!
Session 3: Exercise in Pregnancy
Exercise is a very important part of having a healthy pregnancy! Learn the effects of exercise on your body during pregnancy, the best approach, and things to avoid over the next 9 months from our Pre and Postnatal qualified trainer, Holly.
Session 4: Treatment for Common Pregnancy Side Effects
Our Nutritionist Noa outlines the foods to avoid and to embrace to manage common pregnancy side effects.
Session 5: Tips for Bouncing Back after Childbirth
Our second workshop with our pre-natal physiotherapist, Kelly will discuss how to manage post-natal musculoskeletal complaints and how re-train the pelvic floor after delivery. She will also cover the when’s and how’s of returning to exercise after childbirth.
Session 6: Mental Preparation for Childbirth
This session is designed to help expecting mums go through the process of their big event with an optimal state of mind and less stress, fear, and anxiety. In this session Jay-Lee will share details on the empowering process of collaborating with a performance psychologist for birth preparation, with a focus on tools such as, adaptive mind-set training, preparation
Session 7: Active Birthing
Our Active Birthing Instructor Rebecca will discuss how to position your body during labor to facilitate the movement of your baby down into the birth canal. Partners are welcome along to this session to be taught massage techniques which can be applied for pain management during labor.
Session 8: Breast-feeding and Nutrition
A review from our nutrition team to prepare you for when the baby arrives! Good nutrition is essential for breast-feeding, but is often overlooked in the stressful first few months of motherhood.
What is Pre-Natal Yoga?
Pregnancy and labour is most certainly a marathon not a sprint and prenatal yoga helps to prepare a woman, both mentally and physically, by toning important birth muscles, developing strength, flexibility & stamina and encouraging emotional well being & stress management through breath work. A woman who is in the best possible shape during this period will most likely limit common pregnancy complaints and recover faster after the bub has arrived. It is also important to recognise that prenatal yoga is more than just a “yoga class”, but also a place for relaxation, mindfulness and birth preparation.
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